Finding the Best Hot Tub for You
Every hot tub brand will tell you theirs is best. But what’s best for one person isn’t necessarily right for you. The first thing to think about on your quest for the best hot tub is, “why am I buying a spa?” Reasons might include:
- Pain Relief
- Family Time
- Relaxation and Stress Relief
- Exercise and Health Improvement
- Parties and Events
The list could go on, but once you have narrowed down your main motivation for getting a hot tub, you’ll be able to decide which features you’ll need. Then, once you’ve figured out which features are important to you, you’ll have an easier time finding the right hot tub for your situation.
Below are some significant features when shopping for a hot tub.
Key Hot Tub Features to Research
The main draw to hot tubs is the therapeutic jets. The best spas have a variety of jets tailored to your needs, whether you want powerful jets targeting your aches and pains or if you prefer jets that are gentler and soothing.
Chances are, you’ll also have other people using your spa besides yourself, and they will prefer one variety of jets over another, so it’s important to have a good mix of jet types.
For these reasons, Bullfrog Spas has 17 different Jetpak massages that allow you to place your favorite jet type in your favorite seat and switch them out at any time.
Water Care System
Hot tub maintenance doesn’t have to be hard. The best hot tub brands provide water care systems that make it easy to keep your spa water clean and clear.
One example is the FROG® @ease® self-regulating water care system for Bullfrog Spas. This water care system utilizes SmartChlor® technology to slowly distribute chemicals such as bromine or chlorine and uses up to 75% less chlorine than traditional methods.
Bluetooth Audio & App Control
A fun spa feature you might enjoy is a Bluetooth audio system. Whether you want to wind down after a long day or throw a party with your friends, an in-spa audio system will help you enjoy a little paradise in your own backyard.
Premium hot tubs will also have an app that lets you control your spa from anywhere. For example, with the Bullfrog Spas CloudControl app, you can control every element of your spa from temperature, to lighting, to jets.
Many spas feature an adjustable lighting package for setting the mood as you relax. Customizable LEDs can improve your spa experience dramatically, whether you want a romantic evening with a special someone or want to entertain guests.
The Difference Between Good and Bad Brands
With so many hot tub brands out there, you may have trouble distinguishing the quality brands from the imposters. As a standard, avoid hot tub brands that have bad reviews, bad service, and a second-rate warranty.
In addition, the best hot tub brands are energy efficient, easy to maintain, and made of high-quality materials.
Data from the California Energy Commission shows that Bullfrog Spas use less energy than any other hot tub in their class. Bullfrog Spas’ advanced plumbing design eliminates up to 90% of traditional plumbing, saving you energy and money.
Bullfrog Spas also provide reliable, sturdy construction. Avoid any hot tubs manufactured with a wood or metal frame or base, as these will rot or rust within a few years.
The Best Place to Buy a Spa
There are a few ways to purchase a hot tub, including: at a hot tub dealership, at a big box store, or online. Keep in mind that there are pros and cons to each. Be aware of what’s important to you as you consider the best place to buy a hot tub.
Online stores offer spas that are typically cheaper compared to most hot tub dealerships. Purchasing a spa online is generally more convenient and less time consuming, but unfortunately these spas generally are lower quality and have poor warranties. Make sure the spa company will help deliver, install, and service your hot tub before buying one online.
Big Box Store
Box stores generally offer decent hot tubs at low costs. It can be a good place to buy an entry level spa that will last a couple years. However, because big box stores offer such a wide variety of products, they have few hot tub options and little expertise on what spa is best for you or how to service it if something goes wrong.
Hot Tub Dealership or Factory
A hot tub dealership is the best place to go when shopping for a spa. The Bullfrog Spas Factory Stores in Utah and Arizona are prime locations to purchase your spa because they offer the best spas at factory direct prices. With a wide array of spas to choose from and salespeople that are knowledgeable, finding the best hot tub will feel like a breeze.
You can even try out a hot tub for yourself or interact with a 3D virtual program to find the perfect spa for you. Though the prices may not be quite as low as you see online, hot tub dealers offer the highest quality spas that will ultimately save you time and money in the long run.
Now that you know all about the best features a hot tub can offer, find your local dealer and start your journey toward a paradise customized for you.